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Oregon shutdown back on, for now

by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 5/19/20, 11:35 am

The Oregon Supreme Court ruled on Monday that the state’s coronavirus shutdown order will remain in place while all the justices take time to review the case. Earlier in the day, Baker County Circuit Judge Matthew Shirtcliff threw out the statewide restrictions because Gov. Kate Brown did not seek the legislature’s approval to extend the orders beyond a 28-day limit. Leaders from 10 churches sued earlier this month, claiming the Democratic governor’s social distancing requirements were unconstitutional.

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Wisconsin stay-at-home order overturned

by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 5/14/20, 11:17 am

Wisconsinites dropped in for drinks at their local bars for the first time since March. The state’s order closing restaurants and limiting gatherings abruptly ended on Wednesday when the Wisconsin Supreme Court struck down Democratic Gov. Tony Evers’ coronavirus stay-at-home order in a 4-3 ruling.

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Judge invites outside input on Flynn case

by Harvest Prude
Posted 5/13/20, 11:44 am

The federal judge presiding over Michael Flynn’s case did not immediately accept the U.S. Department of Justice’s motion to drop charges against the former national security adviser. U.S. District Judge Emmet Sullivan decided on Tuesday to allow outside individuals and organizations to submit amicus briefs.

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